The under-eye area is the most susceptible part of the face to show signs of aging. The skin in the area is very thin, which makes it prone to wrinkles, eye bags, and dark circles. To prevent these from happening, it's recommended that you introduce special eye care products in your skincare routine as soon as you hit your 20s.
Eye care products commonly come in cream form, but there are some that are serums and oils available in the market, too. Regardless of the formula, however, as long as the products contain effective ingredients and you religiously apply them every day, your under-eye concerns will be gone. Below, we list down the best ones in the market!
Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream
Here's a drugstore find that truly delivers! The Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream has niacinamide that lightens dark circles, and has glycerin and peptides that plump up wrinkles and sagging skin. It also has a bit of tint that could help brighten you under-eyes instantly.
Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream, P1,400, Lazada
Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil
Lightening dark circles and reducing puffy eyes are just a few of the Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil's long list of skincare benefits. We just love that it's organic and affordable, too! Don't let the oil scare you—it's lightweight and is easily absorbed by the skin.
Human Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil, P199.75, Robinsons Supermarket
Céleteque DermoScience Brightening Eyetuck and Dark Circles Lightener
This affordable eye cream targets dark pigmentation and puffiness. With regular use, eye bags will become less prominent in just four weeks!
Céleteque DermoScience Brightening Eyetuck and Dark Circles Lightener, P299, Lazada
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution
This serum has a powerful mix of caffeine and Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves that improve blood circulation, which then leads to a brighter and less sunken under-eye area.
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% +EGCG, P600, Shopee
Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream
The lightweight balm contains antioxidants that promote radiance in the under-eye area. Sagging skin and fine lines will soon be gone, thanks to hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
Mario Badescu Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream, P1,250, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
As its name suggests, the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream creates a wide-awake appearance. It has optical brighteners that, you guessed it, BRIGHTEN dark circles. Plus, unique ingredients such as coffee bean and Panax Ginseng extract perk up tired peepers. It's the always puyat girl's BFF! Ed's note: We love using this as a base for our concealers!
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream, P1,550, Lazada
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye
This eye concentrate was specifically for those who want to get rid of eye bags. It has all the naturally sourced ingredients needed to repair and restore the eye area's resiliency, which eventually diminishes puffines and dark circles.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye, P2,435, Greenbelt 5
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream
It has a powerful blend of naturally sourced super-charged ingredients (lotus flower extract, blue-green algae, hibiscus extract, fig extract, vitamin C, vitamin E, vegetable glycerol, and star fruit extract) that illuminate dark shadows and improve the elasticity of the skin—sayonara, eye bags!
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream, P2,851, Sephora.ph
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream
Sleepless nights do equate to eye bags, but applying this right before bedtime and incorporating it in your morning skincare routine will illuminate and hydrate dark circles and puffy eyes.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream, P2,970, Sephora.ph
Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Eye Cream
The organic formula guarantees to improve the elasticity and firmness of the thin and sensitive skin in the under-eye. Loyal users were impressed how their lids (FYI, you also need to apply eye cream here!) and eye bags visibly appear lifted and tighter.
Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Eye Cream, P3,250, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
Dab this eye balm on your eye bags to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brighten dark circles, and reduce puffiness. The rich formula makes it a perfect two-in-one product: an eye cream and mask in one!
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm, P3,350, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
This powerful eye cream tackles all under-eye concerns: dark circles, puffiness, sunken appearance, and crow's feet. According to Estée Lauder's consumer study, one can see brighter results after three weeks of consecutive use. Personally, I was in awe on how it almost made my eye bags non-existent.
Fun bonus: The blue light from computer monitors and mobile phone screens damage the skin. And since the eye area's surface is thin, it's the most susceptable to show wrinkles. This eye cream reverses the effect, and plumps up the crow's feet!
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex, P4,280, SM Megamall
THE PROFESSIONAL TREATMENTS
For instant results, try these clinic treatments to get rid of eye bags and dark circles. Dermatologists will have to assess your current condition and recommend the best procedure for your case.
Having fillers injected near your under-eye area can provide the much needed lift and volume to sunken circles. Consult your dermatologist and be honest with your lifestyle before trying this procedure.
Price: Starts at P10,000
Botox and Xiemin are just brand names of botulinium toxins that can "freeze" the muscles on the eye area. Doing this procedure will make your crow's feet instantly disappear and eye bags become less prominent. There's no downtime.
Price: Starts at P1,500 per cc
Aside from injectables, you try laser treatments to get rid of pigmentation in the under-eye area. The dermatologist will recommend the number of sessions needed to lighten the area. READ: You will never need to use concealer anymore to cover dark circles after this procedure.
Price: Starts at P10,000 per session
Clinic you may contact: Belo Clinic
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